Career Development Plan Summary
My first task as the newly promoted purchasing manager for Kudler Fine Foods is to develop this proposal outlining my recommendations and justifications for the restructuring of my department. The key factors taken into consideration in the development of this proposal are our corporate objectives of developing ways to reduce costs of ordering food, minimizing the amount of food to be stored and maintaining a zero stock out policy through the development of a supplier relations program. In order to accomplish this, five new positions have been opened up with approved requisitions currently in human resources.
Job Descriptions and Qualifications: In order to ensure adequate management, it is recommended that one position will be a first-level management position. This position will have the title of Purchasing Coordinator. The purchasing coordinator will be responsible for heading up the new supplier relations program and coordinating the activities of the account representatives and contracts administrator.
My recommendation for the most qualified candidate for this position will be an individual selected from the current purchasing staff. This individual has been identified previously in the succession planning that was conducted earlier this year as someone ready to take on a leadership role in management. Promotion of this individual to purchasing coordinator will allow continuity with our current suppliers and provide us with a seamless transition into the new program. The individual identified from our current staff is Andrew A.C. Quire. Andrew has been with Kudler Fine Foods for two years and has four more years with another direct-to-consumer purchasing role. Andrew has consistently demonstrated excellent coordination abilities in his current role over the past two years. Andrew also has developed strong interpersonal skills in dealing with our suppliers and our store managers.